Identification And Description Of The Issue
Over the years people have been wanting robots to become more Intelligent. In the past 50 years since computers have been around, the computer world has grown like you wouldn't believe. Robots have now been given jobs that were 15 years ago no considered to be a robots job. Robots are now part of the huge American government Agency the FBI. They are used to disarm bombs and remove dangerous products from a site without putting human life in danger.
You probably don't think that when you are in a carwash that a robotic machine is cleaning your car. The truth is that they are. The robot is uses senses to tell the main computer what temperature the water should be and what style of wash the car is getting e.g. Supreme or Normal wash.
Computer robots are being made, that learn from their mistakes. Computers are now creating their own programs. In the past there used to be some problems, now they are pretty much full proof.
The Television and Film business has to keep up with the demands from the critics sitting back at home, they try and think of new ideas and ways in which to entertain the audiences. They have found that robotics interests people. With that have made many movies about robotics (e.g. Terminator, Star Wars, Jurassic Park ).
Movie characters like the terminator would walk, talk and do actions by its self mimicking a human through the use of Artificial Intelligence.
Movies and Television robots don't have Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) but are made to look like they do. This gives us the viewers a reality of robotics with AI.
Understanding Of The IT Background Of The Issue
Artificial Intelligence means " Behavior performed by a machine that would require some degree of intelligence if carried out by a human ".
The Carwash machine has some intelligence which enables it to tell the precise temperature of the water it is spraying onto your car. If the water is to hot it could damage the paint work or even make the rubber seals on the car looser. The definition above shows that AI is present in everyday life surrounding humans where ever they go.
Alan Turing Invented a way in which to test AI. This test is called the Turing Test. A computer asks a human various questions. Those conducting the test have to decide whether the human or the computer is asking the questions.
Analysis Of The Impact Of The Issue
With the increasing amount of robots with AI in the work place and in everyday life, it is making human jobs insecure for now and in the future. If we take a look at all the major car factories 70 years ago they were all hand crafted and machinery was used very little. Today we see companies like TOYOTA who produce mass amounts of cars with robots as the workers. This shows that human workmanship is required less and less needed.
This is bad for the workers because they will then have no jobs and will be on the unemployment benefit or trying to find a new job.
The advantage of robots is that they don't need a coffee break or need to have time of work. The company owns the machinery and therefore they have control over the robot.
Solutions To Problems Arising From The Issue
Some problems arising from the issue would include job loss, due to robots taking the place of humans in the work place. This could be resolved by educating the workers to do other necessary jobs in the production line. Many of the workers will still keep their other jobs that machines can't do.
If robots became to intelligent this could be a huge disaster for human kind. We might end up being second best to robots. They would have the power to do anything and could eliminate humans from the planet especially if they are able to programme themselves without human help. I think the chance of this happening is slim but it is a possibility.